Release Date: January 14, 2020 Of the challenges currently facing augmented reality wearables, manufacturing an efficient, high-quality near-eye display is the most significant. CES hosted a number of innovative and established companies developing powerful microdisplays, waveguides, and optical engines. These products provide valuable insight into the performance, cost, and form factor of upcoming AR HMDs.
Innovations in microdisplays are leading to new visual computing applications, including AR/VR. As a result, the augmented reality near-eye displays market is expected to see a significant increase in the number of microLED-based display devices available for consumer and enterprise end-users over the next few years. This week, Plessey, a UK-based specialty provider of microLED technology for augmented and mixed … Read More
Several major media outlets reported on July 22nd that smartphone maker Apple may soon finalize the acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem assets, including staff and intellectual property, to the tune of over $1 billion. The report suggests that the purchase could further strengthen the Cupertino, California-based company’s already considerable control over its supply chain. Our Perspective Despite the long road … Read More
In a relatively rare development, silicon giant Qualcomm announced on July 15th that it will be releasing a mid-year update to its current flagship chip, the Snapdragon 855. Called simply the Snapdragon 855+, the new SoC delivers a moderate clock speed boost and improved graphics processing performance. Other similarities include the presence of dual cellular modems, as Qualcomm continues to … Read More
In its continuing crusade to bring high-end graphics capabilities such as DLSS and ray-tracing to the masses, Nvidia announced on July 3rd the official release of its new line of consumer GPUs, the RTX Super line. According to new official specifications, the cards will significantly outperform the previous generation of RTX cards (released in January) thanks to an increased number … Read More
The Society for Information Display (SID) once again hosted the annual Display Week on May 12th-17th in San Jose, California. Display Week is one of the world’s largest semiconductor industry tradeshows for suppliers providing materials, processes, components, and services to major display manufacturers. At Display Week 2019, augmented reality and virtual reality were again key focus areas during the conference … Read More